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pressure faces paul ryan. and this morning, former penn state football coach jerry sandusky finds out if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse, he already put out a taped statement denying it all. we'll have the latest from the courthouse as soon as it happens. it is happening within minutes there in pennsylvania. >>> good morning from washington, it's four weeks until election day, tuesday, october 10. will romney serve in national polling translate into gains where it really matters t battleground states, the mimpb battleground states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio. romney will not be president unless he can put these states in play. in a new pew poll conducted since wednesday. just last month in the same poll, romney trailed by eight points. driving romney surge, a spike in republican enthusiasm, more republicans made it through pew's likely voter screen than democrats. and a larger group of registered voters, the candidates are tied at 46. while it's unlikely returns on election day make it unlikely in this pew sample that romney has the upper hand. and
to their bodies but what you did to their psyches and souls. joining me now is mark brennan who covers penn state. on his website fightonstate.com, he was in the courtroom today. mark, it's good to see you. obviously this story is never easy to discuss, but does this in some ways -- i hate the notion of closure, because it's not like you wake up and something suddenly goes away. does this help at all now that jerry sandusky will likely spend of rest of his life in jail? >> yeah. you talk about a 30 to 60-year sentence. it might as well be 300 years. if penn state fans have one concern, they think only 30 years? most people realize it's for the rest of his life. the real odd thing today, every time this guy opens his mouth, whether it was costas last november or the radio thing yesterday or whether it was today, he just looks more and more guilty. we could see why he wasn't on the stand at his trial. >> you know, we heard people talk about perhaps a smirk on his face inside the courtroom before the sentencing he had this statement saying that the only person that he'd had, you know, sexual relatio
filed a whistleblower lawsuit against penn state, claiming the school mistreated him ever since he reported seeing jerry sandusky showering with a young boy. he's suing for $4 million. he says his contract wasn't renewed because he cooperating with police. there's been no comment from penn state. >>> the search of a suburban detroit driveway for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. soil samples found no evidence of human remains. that dig was prompted by a tip from someone police call a credible source. >>> new signs of a housing market rebound. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> it's a good report. u.s. home prices are starting to come off the bottom. you've got market research saying prices were up 4.6% in august from a year ago and that is the largest year over year gain in six years. keep in mind though that many home prices are still down about 0% from their 2006 peak. why is this happening? a number of reasons. one being tightening supplies of homes for sale. now, existing single family sells were up 9%, but the supply of listed homes for sale was do
of child sexual assault. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of his victims will take the witness stand and sandusky himself is expected to testify at the hearing to defiantly say he is innocent. he gave a preview of what he might say in an audio statement he recorded from prison. >> i am responding to the worst loss of my life. first, i have looked at myself. over and over i asked why? why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it help others, some vulnerable children who could be abused, might not be as a result of all the publicity. >> the 68-year-old is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> and here's your "first look" at the other news going on around america. we're going to begin in texas. a dog snatching heist has cost thousands of dollars. they swiped $3,500 and $4,000 apiece. >>> crews in iowa have a huge mess to clean up. 21 empty freight cars tumbled o
down within the last hour. the disgraced former penn state football coach ordered to serve at least 30 years in prison on 45 different counts of child molestation. the lead prosecutor didn't hold back his thoughts on sandusky, especially his statement he released yesterday. >> a masterpiece that the now self-delusion, completely untethered from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. it was entirely self-focused, as if he, again, were the victim. it was, in short, ridiculous. >> he's talking about the report that jerry sandusky released on the even of the sentencing. now his lawyers vow to appeal the penalty, saying they never got a chance to prove their case. >> would we have been able to prove it? we don't know. did we want the opportunity to prove it? yes. could it have been proven? very possibly, but we'll never know that. but the real question, folks, is why didn't we get the chance? >> nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from outside the courthouse. so, michael, explain how this all went down inside. >> reporter: well, as you ment
the headlines on "andrea mitchell reports" today, convicted child molester former penn state football coach jerry sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. he was found guilty in june of 45 counts of child abuse. the judge told sandusky that as a 68-year-old man making the prison term essentially a life sentence his intention, 30 to 60 years. >>> the former president of the maldives has denied charges that he illegally detained a judge while in office. he was he was arrested yesterday after he ignored a court summons and defied an order prohibiting him from leaving the country. he resigned from office earlier in year when it led to public protests. >>> a taliban gunman shot a 14-year-old pakistani girl known for her activism on the schooling of girls. this happened when she was waiting for the bus to take her home from school. her doctors say that the wounds are not life-threatening. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics has been awarded two researchers for their work in quantum physics. they share the $1.2 million prize that could result in fast computers and light based
harvard, stanford, u penn on and on that said your methodology is completely flawed and your findings should not be taken seriously. let's not litigate that here. let's talk about stacy dale and allen kruger, who economists who push lished a major peer-reviewed essay. in the national bureau of economic research that found that selectivity definitely has economic benefit force black and latino students. no economic benefits over the long term for white students but unquestionable benefits for black and latino students. what do you say to that? >> alan kruger didn't say they were unquestionable benefits and our work is peer reviewed. there's a mountain of articles on which it's based. those 11 scholars focused on one debate in which there isn't a single critique that is peer reviewed. the weight of the evidence is on our side. kruger is an excellent economist and his article is an important one, but there are about six articles i can point you to all very well-done that can mix conclusions on the earnings issue. whether you earn more, if by getting a preference over your long-term caree
. sandusky himself, as john said, gave a rambling statement all over the map, talked about his days as a penn state football coach, the agony of defeat as well as the thrills of victory, talked about the times he spent with children and hoped that some glimmer of hope might come out of all this. talked about how in his prison cell, he reached over on his 46th wedding anniversary to hug his wife dottie and banged into a wall. judge cleland was very stern and measured in his talk. he called this a story of betrayal. he said your crime, addressing sandusky, is not just the assault you did on these victims' bodies, but the assault you did on their psyches and their souls, and he said the sentence he was imposing of 30 years, knowing, recognizing that sandusky was a 68-year-old man, means that you will go to jail for the rest of your life. >> and i know that sandusky'sam has said that he's going to pursue this and appeal this, which is not a surprise, but does it seem like there are significant grounds for an appeal? >> reporter: well, the grounds for appeal that sandusky's lawyer have cited was t
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